I do not have children but I have 3 nieces and 8 nephews with a 9th nephew on his way. I thought it would be fun to celebrate my birthday and invite all of my nieces and nephews. Some adults thought that it was strange for me to have a children’s party for my birthday. But the kids loved it! And I had a great time planning and implementing the details for the party.
3 nieces and 5 nephews attended my party (ages 3 to 14). Actually a 6th nephew attended but could not participate much since he was 7 months old.
A sheep themed party was a natural choice since I am known for my cartoon sheep.
I spent a lot of time thinking about and researching invitations. Ultimately I created a simple invitation (see above) with a scan of my sheep drawing customized for the party. I decided to put more time into other items for the party (favor bags and place cards).
Below is my pre-party tentative schedule. (some items took more or less time but ultimately the party lasted a little over 2 hours).
8:30 Greet guests
Guess how many candies in a jar (prize)
8:30 – 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Craft – Christmas Ornament
Sheep Quiz (prize)
9:15 – 9:30 Sheep Scavenger Hunt (prize)
9:30 – 9:45 Birthday Bingo (prize)
9:45 – 10:00 Herd Sheep Game (balloons)
10:00 – 10:15 Cupcakes
Distribute favor bags
Prizes: I had 2 sheep key chains with light and sound, 2 sheep PEZ dispensers (one fuzzy, one plastic), a sheep shaped board book and individual packs of Pringles. I distributed prizes at the end of the party. Every child received a prize and / or a pack of Pringles.